Resources

The Margaret Clark Award ($500 graduate, $250 undergraduate), sponsored by the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology, honors Dr. Clark's pioneering work in gerontology and medical anthropology. Unpublished student papers in all fields are welcome. The relation to lifespan and aging issues must be discussed. Send 3 double-spaced copies, abstract, address, affiliation, phone, and verification of student status. Deadline: June 1. Dr. Mark Luborsky, Clark Award Chair, Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University, 87 East Ferry, 252 Knapp Bldg, Detroit, MI 48202, (313) 577-6790; web page: <www.iog.wayne.edu/clarkaward.html>, email: <jbuddenborg@wayne.edu>.

Announcements

To Ride The Public's Buses: The Fight that Built a Movement, published November 2001 by The Advocado Press, chronicles the push by activists of American Disabled for Accessible Public Transportation to gain access to our cities' public bus systems, and how they built a grassroots activist disability rights movement in the process. The book, the first of The Advocado Press' Disability Rag Readers, is an anthology of articles about the bus battle that appeared in the pages of The Disability Rag from 1983-1990. The book is available in paperback (200 pages; includes photos by Tom Olin) or as ascii-text on diskette. $17.95 from The Advocado Press, PO Box 145, Louisville, KY 40201, or order online at www.advocadopress.org. (ISBN 09627064-9-3).

The following announcement is available in alternative formats from Carol Gill (cg16@uic.edu) at: SDS, c/o Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago (M/C 626), 1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608-6904, Voice/TTY: 312-996-4664, Fax: 312-996-7743. The forms are also available on the SDS Web page: <http://www.uic.edu/orgs/sds>.

Society for Disability Studies
15th Annual Meeting
June 5 - 9, 2002

Disability, Difference, and Tolerance - Crossing Boundaries and Taking Risks

OAKLAND MARRIOTT CITY CENTER
1001 Broadway, Oakland CA 94607

The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the exploration of disability through research, artistic production, and teaching. Disability studies encourages perspectives that place disability in social, cultural, and political contexts. Through our work we seek to augment understanding of disability in all cultures and historical periods, to promote greater awareness of the experiences of disabled people, and to contribute to social change.

This year's theme, Disability, Difference, and Tolerance - Crossing Boundaries and Taking Risks, seeks to examine emerging international issues in disability studies in today's political, economic, and cultural context. The conference will place special emphasis on identifying and crossing oppressive physical, political, ideological, communication, and attitudinal boundaries. We want specifically to sponsor cross-disability, cross-disciplinary, and cross-cultural discussion that promotes peace and tolerance. We want to examine risks inherent in inclusive and exclusive policies. We want to engage each other in conversation that seeks to balance concepts of security and risk, of self-determination and safety. The Conference will be organized to encourage dialogue among academic disability studies, activists, policy makers, practitioners, and the disability community as we try to situate disability studies in today's global crisis of shifting boundaries.

This year's meeting will start at 5:00 pm Wednesday evening, June 5th, and will have no more than three volunteered concurrent sessions, 27 in all, in addition to two non-competing plenaries a day, six in total. In addition, we have reserved time on Sunday for two periods of three concurrent Open Space meetings. We have borrowed Open Space from the National Council on Independent Living. Open Space can be used for pre-planned or spontaneous organizational meetings or to hold pre-planned or spontaneous topical roundtable discussions. Program Committee: Devva Kasnitz <Devva@earthlink.net>, Chair; Elaine Makas, Anne Finger, Russell Shuttleworth, Marcie Goldstein, Susan Schweik.

Call for Papers for Research in Social
Science and Disability, Volume 4,
Conflict and Change in the Disability Community

Research in Social Science and Disability is an annual volume published by Elsevier publishers. It focuses on linkages between disability and the social and cultural environment. It is based upon the premise that disability is not purely a medical phenomena, but rather is based on the interaction between the social and physical environment and a person's physical or mental state. It considers aspects of disabilities as viewed through the lens of social science disciplines including history, economics, geography, political science, psychology, anthropology, sociology, demography, or closely related fields. It considers all forms of disability associated with mental and physical impairments.

The editors, Barbara M. Altman and Sharon N. Barnartt, are soliciting original, unpublished manuscripts for Volume 4 which will be published in 2003. The theme for Volume 4 is Conflict and Change in the Disability Community. Relevant papers might examine, for example, the effects of the ADA on occupational patterns of people with disabilities, changes over time in voting patterns of deaf people, the effect of polio epidemics in creating leaders in the disability community, changes over time in social movement mobilization in the disability community, changes in patterns of blindness services since 1900, or conflicts within the disability community about support for mainstreaming.

Submissions can include theoretical and critical papers, analyses based on qualitative as well as quantitative research methodologies, methodological or conceptual papers, and comprehensive reviews of the literature. Research in Social Science and Disability will not consider medical, or clinical aspects of disability, case studies, practice descriptions, or program evaluations. All articles will be peer-reviewed by reviewers from the same disciplinary background.

Papers should not exceed 40 pages double spaced. Four copies should be submitted no later than May 1, 2002 for Volume 4, to Sharon Barnartt, Department of Sociology, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC 20002. Questions can be emailed to <Sharon.Barnartt@Gallaudet.edu>.

The Society for Disability Studies

The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the exploration of disability through research, artistic production, and teaching. Disability studies encourages perspectives that place disability in social, cultural, and political contexts. Through our work we seek to augment understanding of disability in all cultures and historical periods, to promote greater awareness of the experiences of disabled people, and to contribute to social change. Further information on membership and the annual meeting can be obtained from the national office of the Society. The mailing address is: Society for Disability Studies, c/o Professor Carol Gill, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago (MC 626), 1640 Roosevelt Road #236, Chicago, IL 60608-6904. The email address is: <cg16@uic.edu>.

Subscription Information

Subscriptions to Disability Studies Quarterly are on an annual basis and are part of membership in the Society for Disability Studies, except for library and institutional subscriptions. If you are not certain about the status of your subscription, please contact the Society for Disability Studies office in Chicago c/o Professor Carol Gill, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago (MC 626), 1640 Roosevelt Road #236, Chicago, IL 60608-6904 or by email at <cg16@uic.edu>. Additional information about the Society is available at our website, <www.uic.edu/orgs/ sds>.

The Samuel Gridley Howe Library in Waltham, Massachusetts, is the repository for past issues of Disability Studies Quarterly. The papers and books of Howe, of Irving Kenneth Zola, of Rosemary and Gunnar Dybwad, and some (but eventually all) of the papers and books of David Pfeiffer are also deposited there. Bonnie Stecher is the librarian at the Howe Library. The Library is available for research into all aspects of disability.

Past issues of Disability Studies Quarterly are available for purchase for $10.00 each although the price may increase due to factors beyond control. Please specify the theme of the issue and the volume and issue number. Your request with a check made out to Friends of the Howe Library should be mailed to Howie Baker, MS #044, Brandeis University, P.O. Box 9110, Waltham, MA 02254-9110. Howie Baker <baker@binah.cc.brandeis.edu> can answer questions.

Instructions for Symposium Editors and Contributors are available from the Editor, David Pfeiffer, on the Internet at <pfeiffer@hawaii.edu>.

All books, films, and videos to be reviewed must be sent to Dr. Elaine Makas, 10 Sheffield Street, Lewiston, ME 04240, USA. Persons wanting to volunteer to do reviews should contact her with your field of specialty.

Future issues of Disability Studies Quarterly

Summer 2002: Counselling, Therapy, and Emancipatory Praxis, Deborah Marks <Deborah.Marks@lineone.net>.

Fall 2002: Sexuality and Disability, Linda R. Mona <LRMona@aol.com> and Russell P Shuttleworth <shuttleruss@juno.com>.

Winter 2003: generic, done by editor Spring 2003: Disability and the Life Course, Mark Priestley <m.a.priestley@leeds.ac.uk>.

Summer 2003: The place of people with learning difficulties (intellectual impairments) in disability studies - Dan Goodley <spldg@lucs-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk>.

Fall 2003: (tentative) humor and disability, Beth Haller <bhaller@towson.edu>.

Winter 2004: Disability Culture in Children's Literature, Kathy Saunders <k.saunders1@ukonline.co.uk>.

Spring 2004: Disability Culture II, Steve Brown <SBrown8912@aol.com>.

Summer 2004: Disability Geography - II, Deborah Metzel <dsmetzel@yahoo.com> and Michael L. Dorn <mdorn@zoo.uvm.edu>.






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